As if Android OS hasn't had great Voice Recognition support for years, and it only keeps getting better. Everything described here, you can do with ease in Android OS. Navigate to, Map of, Go To, Text, Call, Email, Set Alarm, are just a few of the commands you can speak to your Android phone with nearly flawless recognition. It's all integrated with the Google cloud which makes it even more sweet- ie I can say Call Papa Johns and it will call the nearest one based on my GPS location.
Last time I tried it, it didn't work worth a damn on my android phone. When I try to call someone on their mobile number ("call name mobile") it tries to send them a text about half the time instead. It doesn't recognize "F off you piece of Shh..." either when I get frustrated after trying to call someone 5 times and having it continually try to text or sometimes calling someone else altogether. Maybe after the Froyo update (fascinate) it's better? I haven't tried due to previous frustration.
I have a Mytouch 4G with Gingerbread 2.3.4. The speech commands are awesome. I had a Samsung Galaxy S with Froyo 2.2, the commands didn't work so hot. I'm pretty positive it has to do with the phone itself vs the software.
quote: "Assistant is said to work so accurately that you don’t have to speak slowly, clearly or in a robotic tone. If it actually works as seamlessly as 9to5Mac describes, this could be a key marketing point for Apple. "
Call me crazy, but if one uses voice recognition technology to compose, check and send a text message, and the recipient uses text-to-speech technology to have the text message read to him/her, wouldn't it be much faster and easier to simply call the person and talk?
If both are available to call, then yes. Many are not in the position to call such as when I'm sitting in a courtroom waiting them to call my case. But I can text requests for documents to my office with aplomb!
That all sounds quite fancy will be interested to see how well it works. Looks like they're giving the phone a lot of juice, wonder how the battery life will fare. Would be nice to have a release date.
Hopefully this will work as promised, so far I haven't found one good Voice system. I've used the Sync system from Ford and it's HELL! I've never wanted to hurt a machine this bad in my life, even when my PC crashes and I lose work. When you live in a place with "non-english" names, it gets even worst, even the spelling wouldn't do it. And I pronounce just fine, thank you.